Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Giving Tree

Here's another VSN challenge card. This one asked you to create a card based on one of your favorite children's picture books. If you've ever read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, then you'll relate to this card and its sentiment. I love this bittersweet story about a selfless tree that offers all it has to a little boy.

The tree image was an obvious choice, and I thought this sentiment fit well with the theme of the story. I added my new Maine Blueberry dp from Stampin' Up, distressed the edges, and added a bit of Hodgepodge Hardware as a finishing touch.

Stamps: For Father (SU), Trees, Birds, & Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Maine Blueberry dp (SU)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware, dimensionals


Pauline said...

This is lovely, and I really like the tree stamp.

Sarah/WAstamper said...

Love this card, especially the colors.